Ramirez wrote:[ when you look at building complete voices from modules it gets silly.
If you go paraphonic, you can build a 4-voice modular for a (relatively) decent price. But if you are looking to go full polyphonic with two EGs on and a filter on every voice, yeah, it can get crazy expensive. I have far more VCOs than I have filters.
When you consider the cost of separate VCO, VCF, VCA. step-sequencer and LFO modules, for instance, then something like the Mother 32 looks like great value if your head’s in Eurorack-space, even if you don’t add other modules.
The Mother-32's LFO is useful in the context of musical modulation, but it's definitely not as good as a dedicated LFO module. For example, I have a Modbox, which as 4 LFO outputs. Add in two inexpensive Doepfer amplifiers, and you have TON of modulation options for not a lot of money.
It’s a weird Schrödinger’s cat type paradox where something is simultaneously great value and overpriced.
Until you hear the Mother-32! It has quite a seductive sound, even thought I still feel that straight modular can yield more versatile results ...
I guess the question is: can you build a single voice Eurorack version of the Mother-32 for the same amount of money, even second hand? The answer is a resounding NO, even if you go the Behringer route.